There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses.
A man who is available for lunch, has no wife, is interested in everything, and talks well is socially invaluable.
Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them.
We are the nation the most powerful, the most armed and we are supplying arms and money to the rest of the world where we are not ourselves fighting. We are eating while there is famine in the world.
The legal battle against segregation is won, but the community battle goes on.
I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.
There is nothing in the world like health. Live cleanly, and the high thinking will look after itself – or at least won’t matter. Physical condition – there’s nothing like it.
I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.
I believe that we must reach our brother, never toning down our fundamental oppositions, but meeting him when he asks to be met, with a reason for the faith that is in us, as well as with a loving sympathy for them as brothers.
Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be dismissed so easily.